Noise and Land Use Compatibility Study

This webpage is updated regularly as new information becomes available. Visit Part 150 Noise Study Documents for more information. Visit Submit Comments to provide input on the study.

Download Draft Noise Exposure Map Report Documents

June 2021 Update

Draft Noise Exposure Map Update

The Naples Airport Authority (NAA) is conducting a study to evaluate the noise compatibility of Naples Airport with the surrounding communities. This study follows the process outlined in Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150, Airport Noise Compatibility Planning.

As required by 14 CFR Part 150, the Draft Noise Exposure Map Update was prepared to depict the airport, noise contours and land use. The Draft NEM are available for public review and comment online and at the below locations until June 9 (all comments must be received or postmarked by June 9). Printed copies of the NEMs and accompanying NEM Report will be available for review during normal hours at the locations listed below. In addition, the NEMs and NEM Report are available for download here.

  • Airport Administration Office: 160 Aviation Dr N, Naples, FL 34104
  • City of Naples Clerk’s Office: 735 8th Street South, Naples, FL  34102
  • Collier County Library: 650 Central Ave #6027, Naples, FL 34102

Comments on the Draft NEMs may be submitted here at or mailed to the Naples Airport Authority, C/O Part 150 Study, 160 Aviation Dr. N., Naples, FL 34104. After review and consideration of comments, NAA will submit the NEMs to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for the agency’s determination that the maps comply with applicable requirements.

Naples Airport Authority is conducting a Part 150 Noise Study, a voluntary study to assess its noise compatibility planning. The Noise and Land Use Compatibility Update provides a structured approach for airport operators, pilots, neighboring communities, and the FAA to evaluate opportunities to address community concerns regarding noise exposure while preserving safety and operational capabilities of the airport. The last FAA-approved Part 150 Noise Study was completed more than 20 years ago (1997). An update was prepared in 2010, but it was not submitted to the FAA for approval since it would not have resulted in meaningful reductions in noise exposure.

Naples Airport Part 150 Noise Study Overview

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This includes creating Noise Exposure Maps (NEMs) and a Noise Compatibility Program (NCP). The NEMs show community exposure to certain levels of existing and future noise and identify uses that are noncompatible with those levels. The NCP recommends ways to address or reduce those noncompatible uses while preserving aviation safety and airport operational abilities.

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What is a Part 150 Study?

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued Title 14 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 150, Airport Noise Compatibility Planning, in January 1985. 14 CFR Part 150 provides airport operators with a formal process for addressing airport noise and noncompatible land uses. A “noncompatible land use” is a land use exposed to aircraft noise in excess of the thresholds established in 14 CFR Part 150. Part 150 studies are voluntary; typically prepared by airports interested in improving compatibility with local communities. Part 150 studies have two elements:

  1. Noise Exposure Map (NEM) Report – Shows existing and future aircraft sound exposure levels.
  2. Noise Compatibility Program (NCP) – Recommends measures to address aircraft noise. FAA-approved measures can be eligible for federal funding.
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Airport Noise Compatibility Planning (14 CFP Part 150)